The Grand River Spey Clave originated in 2007 and over the years had become one of the biggest Claves in North America. Top instructors from around the world have attended and shown their skills in Traditional, Skagit, and Scandinavian Spey techniques on the banks of the picturesque Grand River (Lower Grand Water Shed). Scott Mackenzie and Gordon Macleod where the highlights of last year’s Clave coming all the way from Scotland. Here’s the full schedule for the Grand River Spey Clave on October 15th 8:AM-9:00AM Set up & meet and greet 9:00AM-9:30AM Courtney Ogilvie-Rythn & Blues Approach to Understanding Spey Casts 9:30AM-10:00AM Raynald Menard: The basic and simple way to start spey casting. 10:00AM-10:45AM Steve Rajeff: Casting techniques,rods/lines to optimize
The Grand River in southern Ontario is often boasted as being one of the best brown trout fly fishing rivers in Ontario. Many of us would beg to differ on that point, but it remains a very popular destination for fly fishers. The flow of the Grand River is regulated by the Shand Dam. There is an abundance of insect life that flows through this bottom draw dam year round, so the trout in the river are well fed.
On October 15, 2008, Dave FM of the KW area interviewed Neil Houlding about Spey fishing, origins of the method and several other aspects of fly fishing. This is an MP3 recording of the interview.